Sunday, January 8, 2012

Give Yourself a Good Talking Too

From another good book I've been reading - Joe Thorn's  Note to Self:
Preaching to ourselves is the personal act of applying the law and the gospel to our own lives with the aim of experiencing the transforming grace of God leading to ongoing faith, repentance, and greater godliness. 
Christians (me included) need to learn from David and the other psalmists how to talk to ourselves!.
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation.
(Psalm 42:5 ESV- see also 42:11 and 43:5)
Why indeed?

Hat Tip:  Rick Ianniello